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Joel’s Red Admiral Butterfly Pack – WYG Special

Help individual species of butterflies! Butterflies rely heavily on certain plants for specific nectar and certainly as a vital larval food source for their young. One of the reasons for the decline in butterflies is a lack of host plants, so here's an easy way to provide what they need.

These special packs, chosen by Joel to be the most valuable plants for this species of butterfly, will contain a mix of the following plants available in 3, 5 or 7 quantity packs - each in 9cm pots.

Hemp Agrimony, Teasel, Garlic Mustard, Primrose, Marjoram, Lesser Knapweed, Oxeye Daisy, Red Clover, White Clover

Our nursery team will choose the best available selection of species at the time of packing your order.  If you are keen to have a particular species included in your pack from the list, please let us know in the order comments and our nursery team will do their best to include this in your pack wherever possible.

For more information on these individual species, please see our overview tab further down.

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For a little more information on each of Joel’s recommended species, please read as follows…

Hemp Agrimony

A tall stately plant with masses of white-pink flowers, an excellent butterfly plant attracting large numbers in late summer. Also known as Holy Rope and Raspberries and Cream, Hemp-agrimony is a tall, perennial plant found in damp grassland, marshes, fens and wet woodlands and along riverbanks. The frothy, pinkish flower clusters appear from July to September and are very attractive to all kinds of insects.

Hemp Agrimony

 

Teasel

Tall biennial with conical, prickly flower heads banded with purple. Can be dried. Looks superb with the setting sun as a background. Gold Finches adore the seed. Commonly known as Wild Teasel or Fuller’s Teasel, the seeds are an important winter food resource for some birds. Teasels are often grown in gardens and encouraged on some nature reserves to attract them.

Teasel

 

Garlic Mustard

A hedgerow plant with white flowers, a food plant for the Orange Tip butterfly larvae. Also called Hedge Garlic, Garlic mustard is one of the oldest spices used in Europe. Today, the chopped leaves are used for flavouring in salads and sauces such as pesto, and sometimes the flowers and fruit are included as well. These are best when young, taste of both garlic and mustard.

Garlic Mustard

 

Primrose

A universal favourite. Scented pale yellow flowers with a deep yellow eye.  Looks excellent grown with purple and white violets. The common name is primrose, or occasionally common primrose or English primrose. In appropriate conditions, the wild primrose can cover the ground in open woods and shaded hedgerows. It is found mainly by streams, under bushes, in orchards and clear, moist deciduous forests.

Wild Primrose

 

Marjoram

Aromatic perennial with masses of dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant. This small white or purple-flowered perennial is commonly called oregano.

Wild Marjoram

 

Lesser Knapweed

Common, Black or Lesser Knapweed, Thistle-like purple flowers, looks good with ox-eye daisies.

Common/Lesser Knapweed

 

Oxeye Daisy

Also known as the Dog Daisy. Often seen in meadows and on roadsides. A well known wild flower with lovely, large, white daisy flowers. Also known as the Dog Daisy. Often seen in meadows and on roadsides.

Oxeye Daisy

 

Red Clover

Trefoil leaves and pinkish-red clover flowers. Essential component of the spring meadow.

Wild Red Clover

 

White Clover

Pinkish-white flowers beloved by bees, could be used to make a lawn. Also known as Dutch clover, Ladino clover, or Ladino. It is low growing, with heads of whitish flowers, often with a tinge of pink or cream that may come on with the ageing of the plant. Besides making an excellent forage crop for livestock, its leaves and flowers are a valuable survival food: they are high in proteins.

Wild White Clover

 

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